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We have designed a unique journey that will allow you to discover the many charms of Namibia. Over the course of 10 days, you will explore Etosha National Park, Damaraland, the Namib Desert, and the Atlantic coast.

You will be taken aback by the striking contrasts of this southern African country, and you are sure to be enchanted by the diversity and friendliness of Namibians.

Each night, you will stay in luxury lodges or charming guesthouses. Thanks to the perfect locations of your accommodations, you will find yourself immersed in the wilderness of the savanna or situated within walking distance of the main attractions of the towns you’re visiting.

Discover at your own pace, stop whenever you want to, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having your own private driver/guide each day.

Let’s go to Namibia!

Itinerary:
Day 1:
Hosea Kutako International Airport (Windhoek) → Otjiwarongo
Day 2:
Otjiwarongo → Etosha
Day 3:
Etosha
Day 4 :
Etosha → Twyfelfontein / Damaraland
Day 5:
Twyfelfontein → Swakopmund
Day 6:
Swakopmund: Walvis Bay and Sandwich Harbor
Day 7:
Swakopmund → Namib Naukluft
Day 8:
Namib Naukluft
Day 9:
Namib Naukluft → Windhoek
Day 10:
Windhoek → Windhoek airport
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INSPIRATION CORNER
Paintings:

http://www.knightgalleries.net/artist/muafangejo

John Muafangejo

Music:

Elemotho – Kgala!Namib

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VF6qYL7sLE

Album Ke Nato (It’s Time)

http://www.elemotho.com/

Mascato Youth Choir-17-Mase Daba Kha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMNWTaEd0X8

People of Namibia: 12 major ethnic groups

http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/Culture/

The Herero:

The Herero nation moved south into Namibia, it is thought, during the 16th century. According to their oral history, they came from an area of much water and grass with many reeds, probably west of Lake Tanganyika, and entered Namibia between the Kunene and Okavango Rivers.

Herero are a very proud people and the observance of their cultural traditions is very important to them.

The Himba:

The Himba, their skins rubbed with red ochre, appear as if they were forgotten by the rest of the world, but this is only the result of their extreme isolation and conservative way of life. Visiting the Himba is possible through a number of tours, but should be undertaken with sensitivity and respect for the Himba traditions and lifestyle.

The Damara:

Damara people living in Namibia and throughout southern Africa have mystified anthropologists as they are suspected to be a group of Bantu origin who speak a Khoisan dialect. Due to their resemblance to some Bantu groups of West Africa, It is speculated that the Damara were the first people to migrate to Namibia from the north. They lived throughout southern Africa with the San people, whose name is derived from the Damara language.

The Couloured:

The origin of Coloured people in South Africa goes back to the days of early settlements at the Cape of Good Hope when many of the European men intermarried and interbred with Khoisan women. In those days there were virtually no women of European descent and of marriageable age in the Cape or its hinterland, and as a result, men of European descent also interbred with the female offspring of the slave laborers from the East.

The Basters:

It is believed that as early as 1652, the year of Jan van Riebeeck’s landing at the Cape in South Africa, this race came into being. The progenitors were the early Dutch and other European men at the Cape who intermarried and interbred with indigenous Khoisan women. Some intermarrying with early Cape Malays, brought to the Cape by the Dutch from the East Indies, also took place.

Today, the Basters are a patriotic people and very protective of their cultural heritage. They work as artisans, tradesmen and farmers.

The Whites:

A number of explorers, ivory and big game hunters, traveled up from the Cape in South Africa and the first missionaries, Abraham and Christian Albrecht, arrived at Warmbad in 1806. As more and more information about the country reached the outside world, the numbers of adventurers, prospectors, traders, and explorers increased. When conflict broke out between the Herero and the Nama, soldiers and administrative personnel were brought into the country. At the end of the Herero wars many of the German soldiers decided to stay in South West Africa.

The Tswana:

The smallest cultural group in Namibia is the Tswana, with ancestral links to the Tswana people in Botswana. Most Namibian Tswanas live and work as cattle farmers in the Gobabis district near the Botswana border, locally known as Hereroland.

The Caprivians:

The vast majority of people who live in Caprivi are distributed along the riverbanks, alongside the major roads of the Caprivi and in and around the main center of Katima Mulilo and the villages of Sibinda, Sangwali, Linyanti, Chinchimane, Bukalo, Ngoma, and Isize. Their isolation and remoteness have been responsible for their continued dependence on this traditional subsistence economy. As a result of their historical social interaction with Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, the majority of Caprivians learned to speak English.

The Owambos:

Living mostly in the north are eight tribes collectively known as the Owambo. The Owambo people represent almost half of Namibia’s total population and are active in all sectors of the economy, from farming and fishing to trading. Exposure to the business environments created by the Europeans triggered an astonishing development of entrepreneurial activity amongst them and trading in goods is feverishly practiced.

The San:

A small ethnic group numbering about 40,000 is also known as Bushmen. The largest group was founded in Kavango in the northeast and down the eastern side of Namibia.  As the proclamation of game reserves closed off large areas to them, they were increasingly obliged to seek employment on farms where their extraordinary field craft, particularly tracking skills, came to good use. Sadly, the numbers of San people are dwindling and unless some way can be found to create a homeland for them, Namibia’s oldest inhabitants will gradually become extinct.

The Nama:

Nama women are highly skilled artisans, known for their embroidery and appliqué work. Their art consists of brightly colored scenes inspired by the environment and the lifestyles of the Nama people The only true descendents of the Khokhoi in Namibia, the Nama were once pastoral nomads farming cattle. You’ll find the Nama spread throughout Namibia: at Sesfontein in Kaokoland, in the far south at places like Warmbad, or around Mariental, Tses, Gibeon, Maltahöhe, Helmeringhausen, and east of Lüderitz in the southwestern corner of county.

The Kavango:

This large nation of river-dwelling people has often been described as one of the friendliest in Africa. The Kavango people comprise five distinct tribal groups, of whom nearly all live along the Kavango River from Katwitwe in the west to Bagani in the east.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rave about the magnificent views from the Etosha Safari Lodge; from your bedroom balcony or the sun-downer deck, you will be breath-taken by the African savanna vistas.
  • Take beautiful photos in Etosha National Park, home to 114 different mammal species and 340 bird species.
  • Watch the world’s fastest-running land animal take off. Cheetahs can top off at 70 miles per hour!
  • Marvel at the 6,000 year-old engravings of Twyfelfontein in Damaraland.
  • Climb the Namib Desert’s highest dune – 984 feet!
Destination:
Namibia
Duration:
10-Days
Group Size:
8 max per vehicle
Price From:
$2010.00
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